Sport

Tatura basketball notes

By Tatura Guardian

Aussie Hoops term four with Atem Atem

Aussie Hoops is a pre-competition basketball program for ages five to 10. This term Atem Atem from the Shepparton Gators will be taking our program on Tuesdays from 4pm to 4.45pm. Please see the Tatura Basketball Website for more information.

Round seven results

A-grade

Heat 54 d Celtics 34

Heat started strongly and established an early lead, but Celtics worked their way back into the game to be within seven points at half-time. In the second half, Heat continued to work the ball around the key with multiple shots going up. Celtics defended strongly and there were several steals and breaks back down court. Harry sunk most of his shots to finish up with nine baskets for Celtics, with Floyd scoring 25 for Heat.

Magic 35 d Bulls 34

Magic also started strongly, but following a timeout the Bulls players got into their groove and at half-time were within seven points. Samuel Jackson and Josh Evans competed strongly under the basket, blocking shots and working hard for the rebound. The second half was largely the opposite of the first, with the Bulls scoring more fluidly to be four points up with less than two minutes to go. In what was a tense last minute, Magic were able to score two baskets and in the last three seconds went to the free throw line for an extra shot. In a game full of excitement, Elsie Boyer sank three three-pointers for Magic.

B1 Grade

Bulls 46 d Magic 23

The score certainly did not reflect the game. Despite some impressive sneaky passing and teamwork by Magic, Bulls were just too strong. Travis Perry just did not miss, scoring 18 points.

Heat 35 d Celtics 28

Heat and Celtics played a strong game offensively and defensively. Heat were able to hold the lead for the entire game, even though Celtics made a comeback to within three points towards the end. Heat made it over the line by seven points.

B2 Grade

Magic 25 d Bulls 19

This was a close game with Magic in front at half-time 16 to 13. But Magic led the game by a small margin all the way. Top scorers were Robbie Hamilton with 10 points for Magic and Luke Hamilton with 12 for the Bulls.

Celtics 54 d Heat 17

This was a fast-paced game with Celtics leading all the way, defeating Heat by 37 points. Top scorers were Daniel Simpson Thouliss on 22 points for Celtics and Archer Backway scoring seven for Heat.

D Grade

Celtics 11 d Bulls 8

Bulls 13 d Heat 9

Celtics 12 d Heat 6

Shepparton Gators CBL

Shepparton Gators' Country Basketball League senior teams kicked of their season this weekend with the men winning one game out of two and the Lady Gators winning. Tatura's Madeleine Rijs, Joshua Evans, Matthew Rennie, Kelham Tyson and Nicholas Dodd are in these teams. Next home game is next Saturday – so get along and support the teams.